Penichroa fasciata (Stephens, 1831)
[= Graecoeme eggeri Adlbauer, 2006]

Penichroa fasciata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Penichroa fasciata is in size and coloration unusually variable species, and it was reason for some mistakes in the description of new WP Cerambycids in the past [❖].

Body length:6 - 15 mm
Life cycle:2 - 3 years
Adults in:May - September
Host plant:polyphagous on deciduous trees (Juglans, Ficus, Populus, Prunus, Castanea, Ceratonia, Quercus etc.)
Distribution:whole Mediterranean region, Russia, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran

The depicted beetles were reared from larvae collected near Medulin (Istra, Croatia), in dead branches of fig tree (Ficus carica).

Collected by M.Hoskovec

Adlbauer K.:
Graecoeme eggeri gen.n., sp.n. – der erste Vertreter der Oemini aus Europa (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau 76: 379–382, 2006. [download pdf icon]

Adlbauer K.:
Synonymisierung von Graecoeme eggeri ADLBAUER, 2006 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae).
Koleopterologische Rundschau 77: 189–190, 2007. [download pdf icon]

Penichroa fasciata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]
Penichroa fasciata
[Photo © M.Hoskovec]

Subfamilia: Cerambycinae Latreille, 1802
Tribus: Graciliini Mulsant, 1839
Genus: Penichroa Stephens, 1839
Species: Penichroa fasciata (Stephens, 1831)